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Roosevelt and Roosevelt, Historic Sites in New Hampshire, The Power of Photography

Program Number: 21651RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/14/2014 - 9/19/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: West Swanzey, New Hampshire
Price starting at: $598.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; History & Culture; Photography
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Activity Particulars

Minimal standing and walking.




Date Specific Information

9-14-2014

Please bring your camera, walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and rain gear.



Coordinated by Pilgrim Pines Conference Center.



Roosevelt and Roosevelt: One Family, Two Parties, Two Presidents

The two Presidents Roosevelt, one Republican and one Democrat, were linked by family ties but more importantly, by their strong roles in defining the modern American presidency and promoting a national agenda.



Historic Sites in New Hampshire

Examine the history, qualifications, funding, and care of historic sites in the Monadnock region including a visit to the home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors.



The Power of Photography

Learn how photography records history and impacts life. Examine works by a nurse who documented her World War I service in France with a Kodak. Get expert photo tips then use your own camera during a stroll in Keene to capture the city’s personality.




West Swanzey

Nestled in the valley of southwest New Hampshire, West Swanzey is one of several postcard-perfect towns in the Monadock region. Winding roads pass covered bridges, historic sites and the 3,000-foot Mount Monadnock, one of the most popular ascents in New England.



Accommodations
Conference facility with cabins and condos on the shore of beautiful Swanzey Lake; professional chefs serve all meals in traditional New England lodge. Alcohol-free site.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Alan Rumrill

Alan Rumrill is the executive director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. Born in New Hampshire, Alan has a degree in history and has specialized in the history of the Monadnock region. "Monadnock Moments" will be part of the resources he will use from his weekly radio program to present stories of special people and places in southwest New Hampshire.
 
Charles Wiberg

Charles "Chuck" Wiberg is retired from his career as a professor of history at North Park University in Chicago, Ill. He has been a Road Scholar instructor for 18 years and is a favorite of many participants. Chuck resides in Chicago with his wife Elsa.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
  West Swanzey 5 nights
 Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Tranquil and beautiful, Pilgrim Pines Conference Center is nestled on the scenic shores of Swanzey Lake and it is surrounded by tree laden hills. In this setting, you are invited to relax and be renewed in mind, body and spirit.

Pilgrim Pines is owned and operated by the Evangelical Covenant Church of the East Coast Conference and has been a provided for Road Scholar since 1988. It has been our policy not to allow alcoholic beverages on campus. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas in the out-of-doors. Most Road Scholar classes are presented in our beautiful open-space Meetinghouse while the Undercroft (lower level of our Chapel) and Chapel are used as needed.
  Contact info: 220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org
  Room amenities: All rooms have private baths, new beds and walk-in showers with liquid soap. Each room has a table, a chair or chairs, a clock, radio, Kleenex, closet and lamps, along with its own heating unit and fans for the summer season.

Since we do not have daily housekeeping services our guests are asked to make their own beds (linens and towels and bath mats provided), and at the end of their stay strip the beds, put the linens and towels in a pillow case and bring to designated location. Replacement linens and towels/washcloths are available upon request during the week.

There are no TVs or phones in any of the rooms. A TV set with full cable access is available in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room. A courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of the Mayflower Lodge along with Wi-Fi access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel.
  Facility amenities: Our main class area at Pilgrim Pines is in the Meetinghouse, a beautiful structure with nature views through the windows and capable of holding up to 60 people. Our onsite Chapel which houses a grand piano, pipe organ and video projector is also occasionally used for classroom activities, while the Undercroft is used for our hands-on craft programs.

Meals are served buffet style in our Mayflower Dining Room by full-time professional chefs who not only provide excellent meals with many choices, but also work to create alternate menus for special dietary needs indicated on Participant Information Forms returned prior to the start of the program. The superb quality and consistency of our food service has been a trademark of our Conference Center.

Before or after meals, relax in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room and browse through our small library, enjoy conversation and/or view a favorite program on our one TV set with full cable access. While there are no phones in each room, a courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of Mayflower Lodge along with wireless internet access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel. Snacks including fruit are provided each evening in the dining room and juices, soda, coffee and tea are available at any time. Morning coffee and snack is served in the classroom. Additionally Pilgrim Pines features the opportunity to enjoy (weather permitting) the sandy beach, waterfront activities, golf on our 9 hole course, tennis or a hike around the lake all at no additional cost.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Additional nights prior:  Sometimes there are rooms available before or after programs. Please inquire.
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after:  Sometimes there are rooms available before or after programs. Please inquire.
  Check out time: 10:15 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:00 pm. in Mayflower Lodge - Office. You will be staying at Pilgrim Pines Conference Center that night.
  End of Program:
12:15 pm. Mayflower Dining Room -Lunch. You will be staying at Pilgrim Pines Conference Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. No special documents required
  Parking availability:
Parking is free.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  West Swanzey
  Nearest city or town:  Keene, NH
  Nearest highway: Interstate Rte. 91, Highways #10, #32
  Nearest airport:  Manchester, NH
  From End of Program
  Location: West Swanzey
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Boston

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Thomas Transportaton
phone: 800-526-8143
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$152
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2-2.5 hours 

 

Distance:

 

95 miles

   

$20 for each additional person. Please call Chuck Anderson, Coordinator 603-499-1994 to ask about the possibility of coordinating schedules with other participants.

 

Boston / Manchester / Hartford / Springfield

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Car Rentals
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Varies
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2-2.5 

 

Distance:

 

75 - 95 miles

   

There are various car rental options available from the nearby airports. Avis and Enterprise have drop-sites in Keene. (Logan - 95 mi.; Bradley - 85 mi.; Manchester - 75 mi.)

 

Bradley Int'l Airport (Windsor Locks, CT)

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Thomas Transportation
phone: 800-526-8143
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$128
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2-2.5 

 

Distance:

 

75 miles

   

$20 for each additional passenger. Please call Chuck Anderson, Coordinator 603-499-1994 to ask about the possibility of coordinating schedules with other participants.

 

Manchester

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Thomas Transportation
phone: 800-526-8143
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$137
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2-2.5 

 

Distance:

 

85

   

$20 for each additional passenger. Please call Chuck Anderson, Coordinator 603-499-1994 to ask about the possibility of coordinating schedules with other participants.

 
Driving Directions
  Boston, MA From Boston, take Highway 2 West to 140 N toward Wincendon, MA. 140N will merge into 12 N in Wincendon. Continue to follow 12 North through Troy, NH. Approximately 2 miles north of Troy you will see a sign for Pilgrim Pines. Continue on 12 North and turn left onto Flat Roof Mill Rd. (If you go by a Honda dealership on your left you missed the turn.) Follow Flat Mill Rd for approximately 4 miles to route 32 (T intersection). At the intersection, turn right onto Route 32 and then take an immediate left onto Swanzey Lake Rd. Follow Swanzey Lake Rd for 2.2 miles and you will come to the dam on Swanzey Lake. Just after the dam, the first road you will see on your right will be East Shore Road. Continue driving 100 yards more to your second right, which will be West Shore Rd (there should be a sign for Pilgrim Pines). Turn right and follow West Shore Road one mile to the Pilgrim Pines sign. Continue 1/4 mile past the sign to the Conference Center. The Mayflower Lodge will be on your left and that is where we will meet and eat.
  Hartford, CT/Springfield, MA From Hartford, CT or Springfield, MA, take Route 91 N to Exit 28A (just N of Greenfield, MA) toward Route 10 North. Follow 10 North through Winchester, NH. Four miles N of Winchester, look for Pilgrim Pines sign. Just before the Ashuelot River, turn right onto Westport Village Road. Continue straight on Westport Village Road for approximately half a mile and then bear right at the fork onto Homestead Ave. Continue for another half mile before taking a right onto Swanzey Lake Rd. Follow Swanzey Lake Road for approximately 1.5 miles, before turning left onto West Shore Rd. Continue one mile to the Pilgrim Pines sign and the Mayflower Lodge - Office will be on your left.
Equipment Requirements: Please bring binoculars, sunglasses, hat, good walking shoes or hiking boots, camera
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival/Check-in/Registration Welcome Reception, Opening Dinner, Orientation
(Sunday, September 14)

Note: Check-in/welcome packet, Dinner and Orientation session



   
 Afternoon: CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION beginning 3:00-3:30 pm in the Mayflower Lodge Office on the Pilgrim Pines Campus. When you get your room assignment, you will also receive you welcome packet containing your name tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information for the week. WELCOME RECEPTION: Join us for coffee and snacks from 3:30-5:00 pm with an opportunity to meet fellow Road Scholars.
 Dinner: Our welcome dinner begins at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. Served buffet style the meal will include a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and choice of drinks. Gluten free and special dietary menus are provided by our professional chefs on request
 Evening: Orientation 7:30 pm, will begin with introductions of our instructors and program for the week. Time will be given to review the schedule, cover responsibilities safety guidelines, emergency procedures and answer questions. PROGRAM OVERVIEW... We are honored to have three outstanding instructors this week who will give us insight into bird watching, mammals of this region and special treasures on lands that have been put into conservancy.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Classes and opportunities for recreation
(Monday, September 15)

Note: Afternoon activities will include a planned hike, and opportunities at the waterfront to canoe, take a,boat ride, swim in the lake, golf tennis, or just relax.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served 8:00-8:45 am, buffet style in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring choices of cold and hot cereals, bread to toast, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola, plus coffee, tea, and juice.
 Morning: Chuck Wiberg, retired professor of history will present his first lecture on Roosevelt & Roosevelt. Coffee Break will feature homemade danish rolls, fruit, coffee, tea and water. The second lecture of the morning will be on Historic Sites in NH presented by the Executive Director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style in the Mayflower Dining Room inviting you to the choices of a full salad bar, soup of the day and taco salad and or sandwich, brownies or cookies and drinks of your choosing. Gluten free or special vegetarian meals are available upon request.
 Afternoon: In the afternoon you will have an opportunity to enjoy the recreational opportunities on campus including boat rides, canoeing, swimming, a planned hike and the incredible beauty of the early autumn season.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. After announcements and a blessing for the day, a full buffet dinner awaits your palate featuring a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and drinks of your choice. Alternative entrées and special dietary menus are available upon request.
 Evening: Meg Kupiec & Steve Hooper will present their first lecture on the Power of Photography through the lens of a Kodak camera. Following the session there will be an opportunity for you to close they day by joining with other Road Scholars in conversation while you enjoy a snack. Puzzles, table games, TV, reading will be available to help you close out the day.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Field trip to St Gaudens Memorial Gardens and a folk entertainer
(Tuesday, September 16)

Note: Field trip by maxi-vans to St Gaudens Gardens, Cornish, NH



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room, buffet style featuring choices of cold and hot cereals, breads to toast, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola, plus coffee, tea and juice.
 Morning: Roosevelt & Roosevelt will be the focus of our first lecture for the day. The morning break will include coffee, tea, water, fruit and coffee cake to help renew your energy. Mid morning we will load into maxi vans for a field trip to the historic national site of St Gaudens Gardens located at Cornish, NH.
 Lunch: We will enjoy a delicious box lunch on site...
 Afternoon: The afternoon will feature a guided tour of the studio, home and sculptures of Augustus St Gauden.and leisurely return trip to the Pilgrim Pines Campus.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served buffet style beginning at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert, and drinks of your choice. Gluten free and special dietary menus are always available upon request.
 Evening: Entertainment tonight will feature the outstanding voice and guitar of John Cucchi, along with a friend. . After the concert you are invited to the Dining Room for a light snack, conversation, puzzle-making, TV or whatever.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Roosevelt & Roosevelt and a day of photography .
(Wednesday, September 17)

Note: Field trip will take us for the afternoon into the city of Keene for a historical walk and photo shoot.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served buffet style from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring pancakes, sausage or bacon, hot and cold cereals, bread to toast, fruit, yogurt bar along with coffee, tea, and juice.
 Morning: We will begin our day with the third class on Roosevelt & Roosevelt. The morning break will include coffee, tea, water, fruit and muffins to renew your energy. The second part of the morning will focus on the fundamentals of taking pictures and illustrations of the power of photography.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style in the Mayflower Dining room from 12:30-1:15 pm and will include a full salad bar, soup of the day and a choice of deli wraps, In addition to a dessert of the chefs choice, coffee, tea, milk, juices is available for your consumption. Alternate menus are available upon request.
 Afternoon: After lunch you are invited to a field trip to Keene, NH, a city of 25,000 people located about 10 miles from Pilgrim Pines. We will spend a couple of hours on a historic walk and photo shoot with our instructors. We will return mid-afternoon to the campus for recreation and relaxation.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. After announcements and a blessing for the day, feast on make your own salad from the salad bar, hot buffet of meat and vegetable, dessert and choice of drinks. Gluten free and special dietary menus are always available upon request.
 Evening: We will close our day with a historic DVD and the power of story led by our instructors, Steve Hooper and Meg Kupiac.. After our this evening you are invited to the Dining Room for a light snack, conversation, and your favorite way to wind down the day.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Class on Roosevelt & Roosevelt and a field trip to two historic national sites
(Thursday, September 18)

Note: Field trip to Harrisville, NH, a national historic site of a mill town followed by a trip to Cathedral of the Pines at Rindge, NH.



   
 Breakfast: A delicious breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room. Enjoy the many choices that await your palate.
 Morning: Mr Wiberg will begin our day with his fourth lecture on Roosevelt & Roosevelt. The morning break will bring coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade donuts to renew your energy - on site. In mid-morning we will load the vans and drive to Harrisvile, to visit two historic sites: the old mill town of Harrisville and Cathedral of the Pines. .
 Lunch: To facilitate our schedule a delicious Box lunch will be available on site. .
 Afternoon: The afternoon will provide us an opportunity to visit Cathedral of the Pines, an ecumenical place of worship dedicated to the memory of Sandy Sloan and other men and women who lost their lives in WWII. Beautiful gardens, altar of the nations, artefact's from around the world, tower dedicated to women with four relief's designed by Norman Rockwell and the story of the Cathedral, its founders, mission and purpose today.
 Dinner: Tonight a full linen dinner will be served buffet style at 6:00 pm with no dessert as we will be making our own sundaes later in the evening.
 Evening: After our Homespun, return to the Dining Room where we will make our own sundaes, enjoy conversations and close the day, the week with informal stories.
 Evening: Tonight, there will be an opportunity to view the art work of another Road Scholar program this week. Then, the Road Scholars are invited to participate in a Homespun event where they will have the opportunity to share their favorite story, poem, writing, song, joke, etc with all their friends.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap up of lectures on Roosevelt & Roosevelt, check out and final session on Photography
(Friday, September 19)

Note: Opportunity to test what we have learned check out of rooms and farewell luncheon.



   
 Breakfast: A full buffet Breakfast will be served from 7:45- 8:30 am and will feature baked oatmeal, a specialty of the house.
 Morning: Mr Wiber will give his final lecture on Roosevelt & Roosevelt. Then, we will check out of our rooms to give our housekeeping staff time to prepare for the next group. The morning will conclude with wrap up session on the power of photography.
 Lunch: Our farewell luncheon will be served at 12:15 pm and will feature once again our full buffet style menu and box lunches for those who need to leave early. We hope you have enjoyed this immersion into history, historical sites along with learning some new photography skills.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  West Swanzey New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism
State of New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development 172 Pembroke Road P.O. Box 1856 Concord, New Hampshire 03302-1856 Fax: 603-271-6870 or travel@dred.state.nh.us To order your vacation kit please call: 800-FUN-IN-NH (386-4664) To speak with one of our Division office staff please call: 603-271-2665 For additional information, visit www.visitnh.gov/
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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